A member of the US Marine Corps during the Korean War, Ernie Fleschner was the recipient of two purple hearts.  A 1947 graduate of Honey Creek High School, Fleschner reported that during the war he would crawl on his belly feeling for land mines, not with a metal detector, but with his hands. He survived, and returned with a number of Chinese propaganda papers he picked up during the war. Fleschner’s two purple hearts are on display here.